White Helmets Complex Down Lane From Terrorist Bomb Making Factory, Ghouta

Recently, I visited Saqba, eastern Ghouta, interested in seeing the vacated former White Helmets complex. These “humanitarian” and “neutral” so-called rescuers instead of staying with civilians left with other terrorists when the Syrian government liberated eastern Ghouta and humanely gave terrorists the option to be safely transported to Idlib (or, if a terrorist without blood on his hands, and also not a foreign mercenary, to lay down arms and join the reconciliation process, which as of last year when I inquired had over 85,000 participants returned to their civilian lives).

Down a path from their two building complex, just roughly 250 metres or less away, was the bomb making setup of Faylaq al-Rahman, producing mortars and missiles of varying sizes, used to fire on civilians in Damascus.

Please watch Vanessa Beeley’s highly-informative interview on this complex (starting at around 39 minutes 40 seconds into her May 1, 2018 interview on UK Column).

Corporate media does not deign to report that over 11,000 civilians were killed in Damascus alone by such mortar and missile attacks. Hardest hit were Damascus’ old city, where I’ve spent weeks and weeks in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018. Thankfully, unlike prior years, now the old city is not being pounded daily by these mortars. But in prior years, the attacks on civilian areas was relentless and brutal. Following are links related to such attacks.

Life under shelling: Insight into traditional Damascus home damaged in attacks (VIDEO)

Terrorists’ Attack on Damascus Restaurant and Homes: “They have no humanity and no respect for children”, July 27, 2016

-University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism, Eva Bartlett, from Feb 2015 visit, In Gaza blog

-The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians, Eva Bartlett, Sep 11, 2014, Zero Anthropology

-Not only mortars, but gunfire, too, on Damascus, Apr 28, 2014

-Mortars on Damascus one quiet courtyard night, Apr 27, 2014

-More insights into Bab Touma mortar attacks, Apr 23, 2014

-Children injured by “rebel” shelling of Manar school, Damascus, Apr 16, 2014

7 comments

  1. Corporate media does not deign to report that over 11,000 civilians were killed in Damascus alone by such mortar and missile attacks. 

    Great work, what is this meant to say?

    Vr,
    Ernest

  2. This is not unexpected. Where better to stage (!) one’s resources than near ANOTHER protected /funded group of people. In fact, this works both ways, well for both: Don’t bomb the terrorists because they’re next door to the WHs and don’t attack the WHs because they’re next door to the “Freedom Fighters” or “Moderate Rebels.” This is kind of like outlaws setting up their operations near to the Police Station, knowing that there is a reciprocal relationship between the crooks and cops, the crooks taking on jobs that the cops can’t touch and the cops having other investigative priorities. This has been well-established and organised, for as long as governments have existed, the symbiotic relationships between who’s nominally in charge and who has been ceded control.

    Understanding international relations is easily understood by examining how things work at the lowest, most local levels that are eventually projected outward. Reviewing how the system operates through political alliances and social contacts reveals the lessons learned and revised according to specific objectives and expectations. Control over the communities and the individuals that live therein is the basic goal of governments and their various supporters and operatives. How things work in Anytown, US of A, is not much different than what is going on anywhere influence is sought and imposed further and further away from the centre. Whoever gains favour will undoubtedly succeed to a greater degree than others who choose resistance or independence. Those who don’t find themselves in advantageous positions.

    In the case of Syria or Iraq in the time of Hussein or Libya in the time of Gaddafi or Vietnam or Korea or wherever, being independent-minded offended the imperialists who use humanitarian or political complaints to justify their insinuation into others’ countries and cultures in order to strip them of their resources and riches, not forgetting their identities. Looking at any of the countries that have yielded or fallen to external powers, they are more often than not left worse off than before they succumbed to force. You are looking at Syria. Iraq has been destroyed and its heritage shattered, all for some slimy stuff that – apparently – could not be obtained any other way. Libya has a resurgent slave trade. Vietnam still suffers from birth defects and poisons almost fifty years on. Korea may be the exception but it had the “advantage” of being conquered and occupied by the Japanese most recently, solidifying its national pride and personality. If anything, division has helped the Chinese, the one-time bogeyman of the Far East, also having been victimised by the Japanese … and the British … and …

    One sees in every case the threat or actual use of force in order to allow the aggressive to subdue the weaker. This was a major complaint about the so-called “organised crime” elements in various societies. The solution has been to empower some governmental entity to overwhelm and suppress the crooks but by means that are not much different from what had been going on before. Governments use asset forfeiture (extortion), terror (Waco), torture (abuse of suspects or inmates), assassination, and all of the rest to assert dominance and control, all in the name of legally-sanctioned “law and order.”

    Morality is a matter of semantics and willful ignoring and ignorance of what has been delegated to the “authorities.” This attitude stretches beyond the immediate locales and, when the “others” are subjected to the decline in honour, justice, and freedom, the moral equivocations begin. “They hate us for our freedoms” became an assault on the sovereignty of individual American citizens, eventually used to justify vicious assaults and attacks on the identified “haters.” The loss of freedoms at home were perpetrated by the very same characters who actively deprive people in other nations of their rights to self-determination. Got a problem with some citizen? Arrest then take their stuff. Got a problem with some foreign power? Impose sanctions. Invasion is certain in any case. Search and destroy.

    Nazis in Kiev? Unarmed protestors being slaughtered? Nah, there aren’t any nefarious actors at work … it’s all a matter of interpretation and who controls the reporting and the narratives until the words stick in the minds of the uncritical like some jingle or pop song that has been heard far too often. Are we surprised when those choosing the roads less travelled are viewed suspiciously or with disdain? When a barely functional museum cancels a group of speakers who’ve been up and down those roads, it’s not because the travellers are wrong; it’s because of the administrators’ complacency and compliance with the bosses. They love the numbing repetition of the sirens’ songs.

    So, the terrorists colocated with the WHs? Whooda thunk? They’re all on “our” side, after all … aren’t they?

  3. Great work Ms. Bartlett.,

    Great word choice to say the least. This type of insanity is just more perpetual warfare based on racism and chosenism.

    It’s sad to see. Have you read Gerhard Menuhin – Tell the truth and shame the Devil?

    Kindest regards,
    Ernest

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